Bruce Willis and his wife have sold $65 million in real estate over the past four years, as the beloved actor sought to simplify his life amid a deteriorating health.
His family announced Wednesday that Willis, 67, has been diagnosed with degenerative aphasia, bringing the curtain down on his legendary 44-year Hollywood career.
With the support of his wife of 13 years – Victoria’s Secret model Emma Heming, 43 – Willis will now spend most of his time in his $9.8 million home in Brentwood Park, Los Angeles.
It is unclear when Willis was first diagnosed with the condition that affects speech and comprehension.
However, since 2018, the beloved actor – who is estimated to be worth about $250 million – has significantly reduced the size of his real estate portfolio.
Bruce Willis, pictured with his wife Emma Hemming, in 2018 – the year they began slimming down to their massive size. Since then, the couple has sold property worth $65 million
Willis was pictured with his daughter Scout, 30, in a photo she posted on Instagram on Friday
Willis and Hemming sold this Manhattan condo overlooking Central Park in one week. The six-bedroom property achieved its asking price of $18 million in January 2018
At the time of the Manhattan sale, the Willis realtor said it was time to step back
$18 million Manhattan penthouse
In January 2018, Willis put a Manhattan penthouse on the market, which sold within a week for $18 million.
“It’s time to downsize,” said mediator Anne Cotbell Linnan of Douglas Elleman.
The six-bedroom, 6,000-square-foot cooperative building at 271 Central Park West, which they purchased in 2015 for $17 million, includes 150 feet of Central Park frontage.
Split over two floors, it was formerly owned by Wesley Edens, part owner of the Milwaukee Bucks.
Upstairs has a spacious kitchen and dining area, while downstairs has five large bedrooms including the master suite.
The master bedroom features two large walk-in closets, a dressing room with built-in nightstand, and a spa-like en suite bathroom.
The duplex was sold to financier Jeffrey Allan Keswin.
$5 million in Idaho
Later that year, in October, Willis sold his Idaho property, near the celebrity-favorite historic ski resort in Sun Valley.
Willis sold his 20-acre ranch overlooking the lake near Hailey, Idaho, for $5 million in October 2018.
The actor was filmed filming Paradise City, his last movie. The film brought Willis together with John Travolta for the first time since Pulp Fiction in 1994
Sun Valley attracted the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable and Ernest Hemingway – who loved the area so much that he bought a house there in Ketchum.
Current homeowners include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Clint Eastwood, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Hanks and Justin Timberlake.
Willis, born in Germany but raised in New Jersey, has a long history in Idaho.
The actor and his ex-wife Demi Moore moved to Hailey in 1988 to keep their family away from the Hollywood spotlight.
In 1994, Willis began purchasing real estate on High Street Hailey under the company name IxNay Investment Trust.
In addition to his home, the actor purchased vacant lots, a pizza place, a bar, a movie theater, and a second home for Moore to display her extensive collection of dolls.
Moore, who was married to Willis from 1987 to 1998, still owns a home in the area. She and Willis successfully sweep the pandemic at home with their daughters Rumer, 33; Scout, 30 years old; Talulah, 28, and Heming and their two young daughters, Mabel, 10, and Evelyn, 7.
Willis was photographed in 2008 with Heming (left), his daughter Tallulah (now 28), and his ex-wife Demi Moore. Moore and Willis raised their three daughters in Idaho
Willis Lake’s 20-acre ranch near Hailey was up for sale in 2011 for $15 million, then relisted in 2016 for the same price.
It finally sold in October 2018 for $5 million – which was still the largest single residential sale ever in the Hayley area.
The 8,400-square-foot home was completely rebuilt by Willis in 2003 and currently includes six bedrooms, a guest house, and a gym. Willis also added several streams and ponds to the property, along with a heated pool that features waterslides, waterfall features, and a rope swing.
A $27 Million Retreat in the Turks and Caicos Islands
A year later, in August 2019, Willis decided to abandon his beloved Caribbean getaway in Turks and Caicos, where he and Heming married in 2009.
The 13,500-square-foot property was on the Como Parrot Cay Resort, and Willis’ neighbors were Donna Karan and Keith Richards.
The property sold for $27 million – just under $27.5 million for the most expensive lot on the island, a nearby home known as Oliver’s Cove which sold in 2016.
Willis purchased the 7.37-acre waterfront in 2000, and completed the Asian-inspired complex in 2004.
The former Willis and Hemming complex in Parrot Caye and Turks and Caicos. They got married there in 2009, and sold it in 2019 for $27 million
Parrot Cay is home to famous faces like Keith Richards and Donna Karan
The swimming pool at Parrot Cay in Turks and Caicos
It consists of a five-bedroom main house, a yoga suite and two guest houses with three bedrooms each.
The couple renewed their vows at home shortly before it hit the market.
“Over the past 20 years, we’ve made so many beautiful memories on the island,” they said in a statement at the time. Architectural Digest.
“We fell in love and got married there, enjoyed two little bands on the Caye, and renewed our vows on our beach.”
In October 2021, they sold their last remaining plot of land on Parrot Cay – an empty plot of land valued at $6 million.
$7.66 million Westchester County Mansion
The last property offered in the epic sale was Willis Mansion in Westchester County, just north of New York City.
Willis sold Westchester Palace in December 2019 for $7.66 million
Aerial view of the Westchester property, in an area known as Bedford Corners
The 9,000-square-foot mansion in Bedford, near Mount Kisco, sold for $7.66 million in December 2019.
It is located on 22 acres, overlooking the Croton Reservoir; Among the neighbors were Martha Stewart, Ralph Lauren, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas.
Willis and Heming bought the property for $12 million in 2014, splitting time between Westchester and their Manhattan apartment.
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